others, kelly ayotte, saxby chambliss, susan collins is, john mccain and, of course, lindsey graham. the administration is working the global angle too in answer to those calling for celebrator international support, the white house released a statement reading in part, the world cannot wait for endless failed processes that pk only lead to increased suffering in syria and regional instability. the beat support efforts undertaken by the united states and other countries to reinforce the prohibition on the use of chemical weapons, but with the british parliament voting against military action and the u.n. security council paralyzed by russia, the president acknowledged the weight of any response could well fall squarely on the united states. >> there are going to be times though where, as is true here, the international community is stuck. it's tough because people do look to the united states and the question for the american people is, is that responsibility they're willing to bear? >> and that, mr. president, is the question innen deed. msnbc political analyst joan walsh of salon.